I'm a 25 year old male:
I have been running around literally "like a chicken with it's head cut off" trying to find out what is wrong with me. I have no medical insurance which makes the situation even worse. I have been to the ER like 10+ times to no avail. I've been going to a clinic to see if they can run any more tests. All the doctors I've seen think I'm crazy because the tests are coming back as "unremarkable" The ER docs refered me to Mental Health Services, claiming it to be depression. And to top it off my own family jokes about it and makes fun of me about it. They think I'm a lazy ****r looking for attention. The truth is, I know it's not depression. Depression does not create such physical symptoms:
-muscle spasms/ twitches
-extreme fatigue, body aches
-popping and cracking pain in the back and neck
-weakness in extremities
-weak urine stream
-muscle atrophy (loss or wasteing)
-hair loss and thinning
-hair changing color,especially facial hair(from dark brown to orangish-red)
-trembling hands, cold hands
-cognitive problems (memory)
-spots in vision field and other visual problems
I have had all the (15) blood tests done from the hospital, including Thyroid to PSA. I've had a CT scan and MRI of the head and a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvic region. A testicular ultrasound for testicular pain which found epididymitis. I also had a swab testing for STD's. I kept finding blood on my stool so a colonoscopy was done only to discover that hemoroids was the culprit. Chest and abdomen x-rays were also done. After all these tests, the findings were epididymitis (an infection of the epididymis) and a sedimental blood test showed that my CO2 was slighty elevated. I don't have the energy to work, I'm so weak. I have completely changed my diet, I no longer eat out at restaurants. The doctor I I am seeing at the clinic doesn't want to do any more tests, he told me to seek a second opinion if I'd like. Boy I wish the roles were reversed, I can't stand this doctor looking at me like I'm crazy anymore. This is definitely the most difficult thing I have ever endured. I feel so hopeless, my own family won't take me seriously. The thought of just throwing in the towel on life has entered my mind. If anyone has any advice I'd be happy to hear it.
- Thank You and God Bless
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